Rīga gets new film house at hip culture place

Kaņepes Culture Center, one of the hippest places in Rīga, will become even more so with the opening of an art-house cinema on April 2.

Named after director and founder of the legendary Arsenāls film festival Augusts Sukuts (1947–2017), it will feature foreign and local films as well as audio-visual workshops, the center's reps told the press.

"What removed any last doubt [about naming the film house] was the find of a photo of Augusts Sukuts visiting Kaņepes Culture Center during one of his final stays in Rīga where he had arrived with the goal of seeing the cinema, because he had heard there was a new space for public screenings," said Dāvis Kaņepe, the head of the center.

Kino Augusts will get going with Riga (Take 1), a film by France's Siegfried on the lives of four women looking for love in the Latvian capital. 

Currently almost all films that are to be screened will have English subtitles. The place is also located conveniently close to Elizabetes Street, which houses the K. Suns, Splendid Palace and Kino Bize cinemas. 

Find out more about the place on Facebook.

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